|Wesley R. Elsberry
Joined: May 2002
DNA analysis cracks HIV case (Health News, 2002/10/14)
|The case is the first time that "phylogenetic analysis" - a study of the mutation rate of an organism - has been used in a court of law, according to Dr David Hillis of the University of Texas in Austin and colleagues. |
This case demonstrates that it is now possible to trace the pathway of infections of viruses among individuals within a population, Hillis said.
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